Attached to the bay windows of New Books, the headquarters of the Communist Party of Ireland, an unemployment scoreboard with grim figures National 240,000 Youth 80,000.
Just one door down from this, the blue building with the colourful swirling paint job The Project Arts Centre (Project), Established in 1967 and based initially in Lower Abbey Street the centre had several homes before finding its key location in East Essex Street in 1974.
1979 saw Project staging the ambitious 24 hour Dark Space Festival which ran from the 16th to 17th of February, comprising mainly new wave Irish bands from the north and south
the final band to play on the Saturday night making their second appearance at this event a fledgling U 2.
July 1986 East Essex Street Temple Bar